On a hilltop enjoying lovely views down towards the sea, this beautiful villa is only a short drive from picturesque Sainte-Maxime, making it the perfect place for relaxing holiday with family or friends on the wonderful French Riviera.
The open-plan living and dining room is spacious and full of light streaming in through the windows with a view. Step outside the French doors to a delightful terrace, ideal for your morning coffee or evening aperitif. Stairs take you down to the lower ground floor where you will discover the inviting swimming pool, gardens and a vast patio set up for poolside al-fresco dining with a sea-view. With a well-equipped kitchen on both levels, wonderful meals can be easily prepared and shared with loved ones here.
Bright bedrooms and modern shower rooms are scattered across the two floors, some with sliding doors out to the pool or garden terrace. There’s a gym area for the more active guests or you may prefer to laze all afternoon in the warm summer sun by the glistening swimming pool.
It’s only a five-minute drive down to Sainte-Maxime, a much-loved seaside town with a picturesque old town, lovely weekly market and bustling port. Spend the day on one of the great sandy beaches, swimming in the clear blue sea or trying out one of the many water-sports on offer.
It’s a short drive (or even better, take the boat) to experience the glitz and glamour of Saint-Tropez and its fashionable beach clubs or for a slower pace of life explore some of the archetypal villages of the French Riviera such as Grimaud and Gassin, where you will find flower filled cobbled streets and pretty restaurants in idyllic surroundings.
Not to mention the amazing activities on offer from nearby golf in prestigious surroundings to hiking and cycling along the coast and mountains. Yet at the end of the day you know that you will return to the wonderful and relaxing surroundings of your villa with a view at L’Horizon.
In a hilltop position in residential Sainte-Maxime, L’Horizon enjoys lovely views of the sea.
It’s about 2-3km down to the coast where you will find a variety of beach restaurants and Plage de Nartelle, a sandy beach which is great for families. It’s a good spot for watersports such as windsurfing and body-boarding here as well.
Also nearby is Plage de la Madrague (3km), lovely for snorkelling and La Pointe des Sardinaux (4km) a wild peninsular, accessed only by foot for the last part, with lovely shady pines for picnics and a small beach at the end. To the south of the town is Plage de la Croisette (3km), a sandy beach with magnificent views and a sailing school (for ages 7 upwards) and other watersports available such as kayaks and paddle boarding.
The town itself is really picturesque and has a lovely climate as it is sheltered from northerly winds by hills. You can wander around the old town and port, discover lots of different restaurants and explore the little shops. Visit the market on a Thursday morning for a truly authentic experience.
Heading south, visit Port Grimaud (12km), a mostly a traffic free zone with a great marina that can only be accessed by foot or boat. There are lots of pretty coloured houses, Venetian style bridges and small boats to watch come and go. Take a guided boat trip to tour the marina and then relax with a drink or meal in one of the marina’s cafes and restaurants. You can also enjoy great views of the marina from the Church of Saint-Francis of Assisi.
Fashionable Saint-Tropez (17km) is just a short drive away, or in the summer you can beat the traffic, and take the ferry across from Sainte-Maxime in 15 minutes. Saint-Tropez is famous for its winding medieval streets, traditional pastel-painted fishermen’s cottages, boutiques and restaurants and the port with fishing boats moored alongside luxurious yachts. Those who enjoy the glitz and glamour must also visit Pampelonne Beach (22km) and its various beach restaurants including the exclusive Club 55, popular with celebrities as well as visitors.
Just inland, the medieval village of Grimaud (14km) is located on top of a hill and stands out for its flower filled cobbled streets, ancient churches and stunning views. It offers traditional French boutiques, bars, a good range of restaurants plus a weekly antique market every Sunday. Other delightful villages to explore include Gassin (16km), Ramatuelle (19km) and La Môle (23km), a paradise for walkers with some beautiful trails through the stunning countryside.
The Maures mountains inland also offer perfect walking and cycling opportunities or for a spectacular day out head to the Gorges du Verdon (99km), the must see natural wonder of southern France where you can hire boats, canoes and kayaks.
As well as a great variety of watersports, other outdoor activities in the area include tennis, horse-riding, go-karting, polo and funfairs for young children. Golf-lovers have a great choice of courses across this region from the nearby Golf Blue Green (6km) to the prestigious Beauvallon Golf Club (7km) on the other side of Sainte Maxime.
Families may particularly like the Aqualand waterpark at Sainte Maxime (4km) or the Azur Theme Park near Gassin (11km).
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!